Cincinnati, Pittsburgh mayors make savory wager on playoff

CINCINNATI (AP) – The mayors of Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are wagering local favorite foods on the Steelers-Bengals NFL wild-card game Saturday.

The loser must send his counterpart the promised treats and serve a meal at a local rescue mission wearing the winning team’s jersey.

The host city of Cincinnati says partners helping with the wager will donate food to local rescue missions. It says Cincinnati’s City Gospel Mission and Pittsburgh’s Light of Life Rescue Mission get donations regardless of who wins.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley’s package includes food from ribs restaurant Montgomery Inn, chili and coney dogs from Gold Star Chili, and sundaes from Graeter’s Ice Cream.

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto counters with Primanti Brothers sandwiches, Franktuary frankfurters and pierogis, Kraft Heinz Co. foods, Dream Cream Ice Cream, and Smiley Cookies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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